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Welcome to Autism Eats

Our Next Events...

October 18, 2016 - Andolini's - Andover, MA
Click here to To Order Tickets for Ocrober 18, 2016

October 26, 2016 - Italiano Delite Emmaus, PA
Click here to To Order Tickets for Ocrober 26, 2016

Illinois First Autism Eats dinner!

November 15, 2016 - Mariah's Restaurant - Springfield, IL
Click here to To Order Tickets for November 15, 2016

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Providing autism-friendly non-judgmental environments for family dining, socializing and connecting with others who share similar joys and challenges.


  • About Us

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    Going to a family restaurant should be an enjoyable experience. A time to relax, enjoy good food and spend time with your family. Let someone else do the cooking and cleaning.

    Unfortunately, for those of us who have a child with autism dining out can be anxiety provoking and stressful. As parents, we may feel that "all eyes are on us" when our kids exhibit certain behaviors, have outbursts or refuse to sit still. Other diners may be disturbed and the well intentioned wait staff doesn't really know the best way to help out.

    Many of us decide it is just not worth the effort and that is unfortunate.

    We created Autism Eats to bring the fun back to eating out.

    Our dinner parties are held in private rooms of restaurants or function facilities. Food is served buffet or family style so there is no waiting. Music and lighting are adjusted to accommodate those with sensory sensitivity. These are family dinners and all attending have a loved one on the spectrum so there is no need to apologize, explain or feel uncomfortable. It is an opportunity to enjoy a night out and socialize with others who have many of the same joys and challenges in common.

    Our Mission

    Autism Eats provides autism-friendly non-judgmental environments for family dining, socializing and connecting with others who share similar joys and challenges.

  • In The Press

    Autism Eats designs Riverview dining event for families - August 25, 2016 - Tampa Bay Times

    Autism Eats in Emmaus: Dining out without stress - July 11, 2016 - The Morning Call, Lehigh Valley PA

    Restaurant event for autism families draws a crowd - June 30, 2016 - The Grafton News, Grafton, MA

    Autism-Friendly Dinner Club for Families - January 25, 2016 - yahoo.com/parenting

    Dad Starts Autism-Friendly Dinner Club for Families - January 8, 2016 - The Mighty.com

    Autism Eats supper club offers comfort, community - Boston Globe - December 21, 2015

    Andover restaurant hosts dinner for families with autistic kids - The Andover Townsman - November 30, 2015

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